Flight Software Developer

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Posting title
Flight Software Developer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen w/Active Secret Clearance
W2 Contract position
3 month duration
Must be able to pass background and drug screen

Job Description:
The successful candidate will be a member of the Flight Software development team for a planetary mission. The candidate will take part in software engineering activities associated with the delivery of embedded flight software (FSW) products for large-scale project. This assignment will include implementation of functional spacecraft capabilities that falls in areas of spacecraft command, communication, data management, fault protection, etc.

The software engineer will work under a lead software engineer to understand the required capabilities of the functional area to determine the software approach for the development. This work includes software level peer reviews, and will also include formal testing of peer-developed capabilities.

Work activities include, but are not limited to:
•Working with systems engineers, Flight Software peers and Flight Software architects to understand requirements allocated to a specified module and develop a design approach for the module
•Providing requirements feedback and functions specs feedback to systems engineers
•Developing and reviewing implementation approaches
•Developing the associated code following strict project coding guidelines and process requirements
•Developing, executing and analyzing unit tests verifying satisfaction of module requirements, proper implementation of interfaces and code coverage
•Performing Software-in-the-loop(SWIL) and Hardware-in-the-loop(HWIL) integration and testing

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CS) or computer related engineering field with a minimum 6 years of recent related experience
•Six years of software engineering with 4 years of recent real-time embedded flight software experience
•Recent background in flight software development with specific recent experience in the following languages and operating systems: C/C++ (proficient), Linux, WindRiver VxWorks and/or GreenHills Integrity RTOS
•Recent experience with inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms
•Advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in developing, modifying, debugging, releasing and maintaining real-time and embedded software systems for mission-critical aerospace applications

Desired Skills:
•Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
•Experience debugging software/hardware interactions and possible failure modes
•Space flight experience is strongly preferred
•Recent experience with device driver development and software/hardware interfaces for both custom and commercial hardware
•Familiarity with Python

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